Melissa Engle

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Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday was joined in celebrating the passage of the New Jersey DREAM Act by a bipartisan coalition of state politicians, calling it an important step toward “maximizing” the state’s investment in public education.<p>“[O]ur job, I believe, as a government, is to give every one …

Chris Christie documents reveal anger, chaos over bridge scandal

A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party.<p>Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a Democrat who chairs …

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Chris Christie's rising 2016 star in peril as bridge controversy grows

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has rocketed to the top of the 2016 GOP presidential field, fueled by his straight-talking persona, his tell-it-like-it-is approach to policy and his willingness to reach across the aisle. But that carefully-crafted position could be in trouble, thanks to burgeoning …

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Documents cast new light on Christie bridge scandal | Reuters

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - In the latest twist in a scandal engulfing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, documents related to the closure of the George Washington Bridge showed on Friday that authorities were deeply divided about the shutdown, with one warning it was illegal.<p>More than 1,000 …

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost'

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created by closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September, with the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey worrying that …

Feds Investigating Christie's Use of Sandy Relief Funds

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, viewed by many as a hero of Superstorm Sandy, is now facing a federal investigation into his use of millions in money …

Can Chris Christie Still Be the GOP’s Rainmaker?

When a vet­er­an Re­pub­lic­an fun­draiser dared to ques­tion Chris Christie’s am­bi­tious, $400,000 goal for a South Flor­ida swing last March, a …

NFL wives agree with judge that $765M concussion settlement not big enough

The wives of former NFL players told NBC News they were overjoyed by a federal judge’s ruling Tuesday that a $765 million settlement of a concussion lawsuit against the league might not be big enough to cover the needs of 20,000 retired players and their spouses.<p>“Hallelujah, so happy to hear that,” …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, tasered and kicked to death by cops from the Fullerton County Police Department …

Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, engulfed in scandal over the politically motivated closing of bridge access lanes and questions about how he spent federal Hurricane Sandy aid, pledged Tuesday to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries."<p>In his annual State of the State speech from the State …

Supreme Court to consider free speech merits of clinic harassment

Is crowding the door outside an abortion clinic protected under the First Amendment?<p>The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a challenge to a 2007 Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around the entrances of reproductive health clinics. The law was created in response to a …

Most Americans closely following Christie scandal unmoved by it

From a new Pew Research analysis:<p>[J]ust 18% [of U.S. adults surveyed] paid very close attention to Christie’s apology on Jan. 9 for the highway lane closures ordered by his aides. By contrast, 44% very closely followed news about the cold winter weather that gripped much of the U.S. and 28% tracked …

High Court's Pass On 'Fetal Pain' Abortion Case Unlikely To Cool Debate

<b>Listen · 2:06</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>A new class of restrictive abortion laws, passed in recent years in a swath of states, hinges on the argument that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks of gestation.<p>But the fetal pain assertion, viewed skeptically by many scientists, hit a bump Monday …

Does America Owe Foreigners Any Privacy?

The case for constraining the NSA, even abroad<p>Domestic spying has been the understandable focus of U.S. citizens and policymakers as Edward Snowden's disclosures about the NSA made international headlines. But the leaks have given us a fuller understanding of foreign surveillance, too. Abroad, the …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

InStyle's Eric Wilson: 2014 Globes Red Carpet One of the "Most Gratifyingly Daring"

Does it pay to take chances?<p>That question comes to mind in the hazy morning-after replay of Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, one of the most …